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Location North
Minimum Age 7
Operating Hours 09:00 - 17:00
Operating Days Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Duration 45 mins
Activity Time Flexible
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment Not recommended for persons with medical issues, back problems or pregnant women
Minimum Age
Operating Hours
09:00 - 17:00
Operating Days
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
45 mins
Activity Time
Offered as Supplement
Not recommended for persons with medical issues, back problems or pregnant women

from 49€

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Overview & Highlights

Horse Riding at Balaclava Equestrian Centre - Overview

If you’ve always wished to learn how to ride a horse but never knew where to start from or simply wish to experience the joy of riding on horseback, this package is for you. Mauritius Attractions brings you a special package where you can learn and enjoy horse riding with experts in a scenic setting.

This package offers you to enjoy the horse riding activity either alone with the guide or in a group - adults and children are all welcome! The equestrian activity will take place on the estate or on the beach if you are an experienced rider. You are promised a fun moment with beautiful views.

Highlights of this package:

  • Experience an exciting horse riding activity
  • Beginners have the chance to opt for horse riding lessons
  • More experienced riders can choose the package of 5 rides for maximum fun
  • A great activity to share with the family or friends
  • Discover the nature that surrounds the estate from another angle - on horseback
  • Get the opportunity to horse ride on the beach
  • Best way to distract yourself and your children from the daily routine

What's Included

Horse Riding at Balaclava Equestrian Centre - Inclusions

  • Horse riding at a professional equestrian centre
  • Individual lessons OR Package of 5 rides available for adults or children (7-11 years)
  • Qualified and experienced instructors
  • All equipment provided
  • No prior experience needed

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Transportation & Driver Details

Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
About the Drivers

All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organise drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.

All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.

Meeting Point & Times
Meeting Point:

Equestrian Centre, Balaclava

Start & End times:
Activity Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Duration: 45 minutes (per ride)
Note: You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before the activity time.


Full Description

About Horse Riding at Balaclava Equestrian Centre

Come and discover horse riding at the Balaclava Estate.

Mauritius Attractions has designed the perfect package for you to enjoy a horse riding session in one of the most famous estates of the island. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider or simply want to discover the joys of horse riding, you will certainly enjoy this activity.

The Equestrian Centre has 8 horses and 2 poneys, so adults and kids alike are most welcome to come and learn this beautiful and exciting sport.

You may choose to go for an individual session where you get a private horse riding lesson. This is your chance to acquire the beautiful skill of horse riding. The professional and qualified instructors will teach and assist you throughout the whole private lesson so rest assured you are in good hands.

Otherwise, opt for the Ride Package where you can enjoy 5 riding sessions on the estate. Simply saddle up on your horse (or pony for children), relax, and let the guides take care of everything. The 5 rides can be redeemed at your convenience and will give you ample time to enjoy the feeling of being on a horse whilst admiring the beautiful natural views around you.

Qualified and experienced instructors will be at your service to ensure that you have the best possible experience during the horse riding session. Plus, all riding equipment will be provided, so you don’t have to worry about a thing and can come as you are. Before starting your ride, you will receive a safety briefing to ensure that you are aware of all safety measures to be considered during your ride.

For this activity, no prior experience is required, so you have no excuse to not try out this horse riding activity in one of the most beautiful settings of the island.

About the Equestrian Centre

The Equestrian Centre, located near the historical Ruins of Balaclava gives you the opportunity to experience a horse ride on the beach or through the natural wonders of the hotel estate, whether you are beginner or an advanced horse rider.

Open to hotel guests but also to non-residents, this professional riding school houses eight beautiful championship horses from over the world, as well as ponies for smaller guests.

Ruins Of Balaclava

The ruins of Balaclava, a national heritage site of the 18th century, is set amidst a tropical garden awarded ‘Most Beautiful Garden of Mauritius’. The ruins are the remains of what used to be a fortress built by the first French Governor of Mauritius, Mahe de Labourdonnais. Horse riding at this epic site will have you enjoy a ride down memory lane.

The clopping sound of your mount’s hooves against the ground, blended with the whistling breeze and the burbling whoosh of the Citron river will have you transported back in time. As you ride through the lush greenery, you will find your inner peace resurfacing. The enchanted views of the garden with a river flowing like a ribbon between banks of thick green moss, and the ruins adding to the already magical setting will make your horse riding experience an unforgettable one.

What to bring/wear
  • Suitable clothing
  • Closed Shoes
  • Camera
  • Spare clothes

Comments & Notes
  • Note: Max weight - 80 kgs.
  • Participants should not have heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
  • Not recommended for persons with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Age restriction: As from 7 years old
  • Optional Lunch available at the onsite restaurants. Subject to an additional cost, payable on site.

In order to process any horse-riding booking, client MUST provide the following details:

  • Weight of each participant
  • Level of rider : beginner, intermediate or advanced

Horse Riding at Balaclava Equestrian Centre  
Individual Lesson 49 Euros
Package of 5 Rides per Adult 95 Euros
Package of 5 Ride per Child (ages 7-11) 85 Euros


Booking Attributes

Booking Attributes

1Select Attributes

Total Price

2Choose Booking Option

When booking for a specific date, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for the activity, as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that best suits you, provided that you confirm the availability with one of Mauritius Attractions’ agents firsthand. Please note that in case you order any activity which takes more than 1 day, the preferred date represents the date on which you would like to start the activity.


(Valid for 3 months)

By ordering an Open Voucher you will be able to choose your preferred date for this activity during a later stage (when you already have full knowledge of the schedule for your trip) and not during the order process. This way you benefit maximum flexibility regarding the date of the desired activity. The open voucher can be used to go on this specific activity during a period of 3 months from the date of its purchase. To learn more about the option of an open voucher, please read our Order & Payment Methods page.

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